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GF Rating
5.6

510 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Decent movie tie-in

posted by PeteA1 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Dec 7, 2010

Member since Dec 2010

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Typical Disney Tie-In Game that seems a bit rushed.

PRO:

Has a descent story where the two playable characters follow the story line of the movie to get from point a to point b.

Uses the actual actors and there are quite a few lines of dialog (Really hate when a game uses lame voice actors saying the same lines of dialog over and over and over).

Graphics are quite good (for a Wii game).

Should be fun for both boys and girls.

Worth renting if a fan of the movie. Enjoyable.

CON:

Bad controls.
Often hard to move the characters to do what you want, often resulting in unnecessary "deaths" (quickly disappear and then reappear with a few coins lost) or having to redo several steps (especially tedious with timed missions when one misstep/jump often means having to restart the timed mission to get a decent score).

If playing alone, the second character has little intelligence. This means constant switching between characters to do things or holding hands to get them to follow along (Often Jumping, Swinging loses the second character). The mindless second character often wonders away when you need them to stay put (Put one character on a see saw, switch characters to put the other character on the other end... to find the first character has gotten off the see saw. Aaarrrgghh!)

Little replay value except for trying to find EVERY hidden object (Making this the perfect GameFly rental). Game should take a few hours, about the length of the movie.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Not recommended for kids under 7 or 8

posted by State307 (GILLETTE, WY) Jun 22, 2011

Member since Jun 2011

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

My sister, whom is 5, had some trouble with this game. I do not recommend it for younger children, but it seemed like it would be easy enough for kids around 8 to understand.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

One big Tangled mess

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Dec 3, 2010

Top Reviewer

Member since Jan 2008

16 out of 18 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

I have a feeling that Tangled, the movie, is going to be good. Not because of all the great reviews it’s been getting, but because the game attached to it is very bad.
Tangled, the game, lacks in the creativity and innovation. For the main part of the game, you - and one other person or the AI - take part as Rapunzel and Flynn as you go from Point A to Point B in a 3D platformer.
There are some good elements in this game that mostly has to do with Rapunzel’s hair. She can swing across gaps, grow flowers, move some heavy objects, light up darkened areas and help Flynn climb up barriers. In better hands, these powers could’ve been utilized in a thoughtful way.
But not here. This game only asks you to do the basics; climb, jump or swing over minor obstacles that repeat themselves far too often.
As for Flynn, he’s your usual hero; he climbs walls, digs up treasure, beats up enemies and chops down bad looking bushes with his sword. Heck, we don’t even get to see his smolder.
If you play this game single player, you’re in for a special treat - I mean headache. The AI doesn’t do much with the character it controls, so you have to constantly swap between them in order to get both of them through the levels. The final boss battle is extremely boring and anticlimactic.
Along with the main mode are several challenges that I found to be bland - and only up to two players can play, despite the claim that this game can be played by up to four players.
To top off the train wreck, the main mode can be finished in 2 to 3 hours, and there’s little reason to go through it again except to find basic colors or get more dull pictures for a journal.
All this in an overpriced package; being asked to pay up $40 for this is the financial equivalent of getting smacked upside the head with a cast iron frying pan.
See Tangled: the Movie and avoid Tangled: the Game. SKIP IT.

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